Active Smelters & Refiners
Smelters and refiners on the Active list are participants in the RMAP and have committed to undergo a Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) assessment. Smelters and refiners are identified as Active in the RMAP once they have scheduled the assessment date.
Smelters and refiners on the Active list are at various stages of the assessment cycle, anywhere from scheduling the assessment date to undergoing the assessment enacting corrective actions in the post-audit phase. The time it takes a smelter to complete an assessment cycle varies, the average time is approximately nine months. During this time, RMI will not share details about a smelter’s progress, in accordance with provisions in the AECI.
Companies can be removed from the RMAP Active List for a number of reasons: if the company is deemed by the RMAP to be delaying an assessment, corrective action completion, or re-assessment for more than 90 days; not progressing to the next steps in the assessment process within a reasonable timeframe; or unresponsive for 45 days.